Wednesday, October 22, 2014

November 2014 in Goose-music!

Let's be realistic. You have to go see your friends play music. They put all their spare time and energy into this wonderful gift of expression and they want to share it with you! The Goose is the perfect place to see sweet local performers because of it's intimate and rustic setting, delicious British and American foods, and a vast assortment of beers and spirits. Also, it sounds great! We've got a nice sound system and all this old wood and brick vibrates perfectly.

Early Times
Saturday, November 1st
Early grew up in Sacramento and became a fixture of the music scene on several fronts. His musical ubiquity was acknowledged as he received more Sammie nominations than any other solo artist during his time there. These nominations were far ranging and included Best Rock Musician/Vocalist; Best Singer/Songwriter; Best Local CD; Best Rock Band; Best Blues Band; and Best Jazz Band. Some of these were received multiple times. In addition, he received a Critics’ Choice Award as Sacramento’s Best Guitarist. His debut CD "Society For the Misunderstood" received Best Local CD of the Year honors from "Sac This Week".
Early left Sacramento in 1997 to tour the U.S. and Greece with blues singer E.C. Scott. He recorded two CDs with E.C. for Blind Pig Records. Lee Hildebrand of the San Francisco Chronicle gave a 4-star review of E.C. Scott's "Hard Act to Follow" and wrote:
"Featured throughout the album is the scorching guitar work of a Sacramento musician named Early Times."
Early then moved to New York City where he helped launch Sirius Satellite Radio and gave blues its first national radio station. He hosted a 6 hour radio show on Sirius Blues and watched the fledgling company grow from 0 subscribers to over 17million.
Most recently, Early has used his musical skills in New York City to help people with Autism, Down syndrome, Alzheimer’s, and other challenges and has been in demand for his work. He just recorded an original song called “Special Abilities” for a documentary about adults with developmental disabilities. (You can hear the track here:
He operates Manhattan Recording where he has been producing albums including an upcoming release from one-time Sacramento resident Gail George. (You can hear a track here: In addition, he recently recorded music for an upcoming film called “Used Books”. He recorded two of his original songs with legendary engineer Jay Messina (Aerosmith, Kiss, John Lennon, Cheap Trick, Miles Davis).

Chris Kelly & Cherisha Heart 
Thursday, November 6th
Chris and Cherisha play the soft acoustic classics of Joni Mitchell, Maria Muldaur, John Prine, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Elton John and many more.

Delta City Ramblers, Pine Street Ramblers, and Wild Rabbit
Friday, November 7th
Here's a full night of wonderful acoustic groups. Wear your overalls and prepare yourself for sweet melodies and foot stomping rhythms! Delta City says, "Americana? Acoustic? Who knows anymore. It Jangles and Shuffles and Grooves and sings real good." Wild Rabbit (formerly Br'er Rabbit) plays folk-stomp Americana from the Pacific NW. Pine Street is good timin' acoustic roots music from the Sierra Foothills. Whisky!

The Secret Lives of Squirrels and Mau
Saturday, November 8th
The Squirrels say, "Rocking, in fact, is as important to the Squirrels as acorns are to, well, squirrels." Mau is/are the dudes that bring you Owlfest, the guy from KAI KLN, the fella from the CAL Berkeley marching band, and of course Ben Demartini on Bass!

Kelly Edward Berger
Wednesday, November 12th
We have a special guest musical purveyor for Northern Soul & Cornhole night on Wednesday, Nov. 12th. Kelly joins us on his triumphant return to the city of Sacs all the way from the city of Oklahomas. Kelly is a lovely creative force and a dear friend. Come join us for his choice sounds and consider sticking around for cornhole too! 

Steve McLane
Thursday, November 13th

Thursday the 13th it’s Steve McLane’s timeless acoustic tunes. Steve has been playing at Fox & Goose since the early days. He plays classics from Neil Young to the Beatles to Bob Dylan. It's a nice mellow way to spend a Thursday evening with a pint and a pasty. 8pm, free.

Dandelion Moon, Kally O'Mally, and Home By Dark
Friday, November 14th
Dandelion Moon blends contemporary folk-pop with classics and blues to create an enticing stew of Americana. Kally is a singer songwriter who writes story based songs rife with bright harmonies, full string sections and catchy hooks. Home By Dark is a snazzy five PEACE band from Sactown playing acoustic American twang music. 

The Bright Faces, Garble, and The Polymers
Saturday, November 15th
The Bright Faces are sorta country and sorta power pop. Garble is a newly formed band led by Stephanie Espinosa of Dead Horses and Jaime Espinosa of The Followers of Sunshine with David Adams of Drive Thru Mystics on bass and vocals and Frank Tuna on Drums. This powerhouse quartet delivers skillfully-nuanced, heavy, in-your-face rock with heart-felt songs that force you to listen. The Polymers play melodic rock & roll filled with catchy pop hook goodness. Featuring the original drummer from that band that rhymes with snake, sweet male/female harmonies, and nice outfits.

Thursday, November 20th
The Mike Justis Band
The Mike Justis Band plays acoustic folk on Thursday the 20th. Mike has played at the Goose for many many years, and his brand of classic acoustic music is always refreshing. Featuring Kathy Barwick, Mike Justis, Steve O'Neil, Jeff Sears, and Steve McLane, you're always in for some great Americana, Blues, and Classic folk music.

Them Travelin' Birds and Jackson Griffith
Friday, November 21st
Them Travelin' Birds is a rambling acoustic folk duo from Oakland, California making a cross-country loop of the continental US! Jackson Griffith is a kind and interesting singer-songwriter chap.

The Storytellers and Rat Stomp
Saturday, November 22nd

Sac Storytellers are Sacramento's premier reggae/groove band, helping people party and dance rain or shine. Rat Stomp is a 3-piece band from Nevada County, Ca. They play a variety of music styles including rock, grunge, reggae, ska, punk, old delta blues, and surf. Don't miss this show!

Red Union Blue and Jenn Rogar
Friday, November 28th
Red Union Blue plays rock, new country, and pop led by Trina Thompson on vocals and Chris Lee on guitar. Jenn is a lovely singer/songwriter specializing in folky protest songs.

The Followers of Sunshine and The Stringtown Ambassadors
Saturday, November 29th
The Followers are such good, sincere rock & roll with Jaime's slick tubey Les Paul licks and friendly lyrics that we always look forward to. String Duo Rosalind Parducci and Arlo Blaisus create a blend of contemporary and traditional music, combining old time tunes and Celtic roots with a modern twist. 

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